The Secrets of Plastic Bottle Manufacturing with Blow Molding
The plastic bottling industry is very busy nowadays due to the popularity and convenience of consumer use as the reality of the ever-growing population on our planet. Blow molding is the primary manufacturing process used for bottle manufacturing, and while it is an effective process, there are many safety precautions that must be taken to manufacture a safe, blow-molded plastic product.
Taken Shape in the Molding Industry
One of the world’s best manufacturing processes is the creation of plastic containers through blow molding. Blow molding is a procedure that involves forming plastic either through, injection, extrusion, or stretching the material. This process is initiated by melting down polythene, polypropylene, PVC, and other plastics, before molding them into hollow tubes for compressed air to be blown in and shaped.
Precipitating the molding process is relatively simple, because all it entails is feeding granular plastic into storage containers with large motorized threads that rotate and compartmentalize the granules through a heated section. This compartment melts the granules until they liquefy and then they are transferred into a mold. The next step involves air being exerted into the mold, which forces the plastic to assume the shape of the container. Lastly, the mold is cooled and removed in order to finalize the bottling process.
Safety in Numbers
Blow molding is a process of art, but like all manufacturing processes, it is a dangerous operation. Blow molding machines must meet strict GMP and OSHA requirements as well as universal standards for sealing, bottle neck, and thread designs. Even though blow molding machines are very efficient with regard to production and speed, it is actually the versatile mold (EVA, PE,PETG, PP,PS,SAN) patterns that enable these electronic devices to accommodate a plethora of shapes.
Although every aspect of blow molding is essential, the most important factor is that the end result is a secure product. For instance, it is crucial that certain products are distributed in air tight, childproof packaging. Also, it is very important that blow molding machines are safe, but operators should also partake in highest safety standards as well.
In truth, our mainstream has experienced a boom in pharmaceuticals, food, automotive and other industries that require special manufacturing applications. And since plastics is a distinctive industry (and hazardous chemical), it is imperative that a manufacturer attains experience, as well as comprehends the significance of their responsibilities.
Big Business in Miniature Products
The urgency of the blow molding process is that well-constructed machinery must be able to quickly expedite various size plastic containers. For countless distributors of plastic packaging, the micro-molding machine has stepped into the forefront of manufacturing. Not only have these particular blow molding machines met the demands of numerous customers; they have surpassed the economic expectations of many in this industry.
Micro-molding blow technology is unique because it specializes in the production of miniature applications like medicine bottles and other small plastic containers. Microdyne is the undisputed leader of expulsion blow molding, due to our vast experience with machines such as Positron Emission Tomography, better known as PET. The PET blow molding process is precise, because it can automatically create whatever function it is programmed to do.
PET machines are widely popular for mass producing small and miniature packaging for food and beverages, healthcare, and various other products. These machines are considerably more advanced, because they incorporate the technology of several blow molding machines. So whether the task requires feeding, stretching, unscrambling, heating, bottling or labeling, Microdyne Plastics has the machinery to manufacture your blow molded bottles with the highest quality. Contact us today for your project quote.